Transylvania University junior Jordin Fender, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, has been honored as one of three Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Year for 2016 by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Fender claimed three victories at the conference championship meet, winning the 100-meter hurdles in an HCAC record time of 14.57 seconds, the 100-meter dash (:12.47) and the 200-meter dash (:25.94). Fender swept all three events for the second year in a row.
Eme Miller of Defiance and Savannah Hubbard of Hanover joined Fender in receiving the athlete of the year award.
Fender was joined on the All-HCAC first team by teammates Olivia Kee (Rose Hill), Savannah Hemmer (Notre Dame) and Shelby Auxier. Transylvania’s Taylor Sanders (Burgin) was named to the league’s All-Sportsmanship Team.